Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 136

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machine guns went to Bde today & we are to be issued with Lewis guns in their place to take out with us, the machine guns will be fixtures in the strong Posts here; A message came through this morning asking for officers to join the Flying Corps as pilots they are to go through a full course, practically all the young officers in this Regt. have put their names in; Only officers are asked for; Jock Davidson (C Sqd Sgt-Major) received his commission today in the Camel Corps

Wed 12th
Last night Capt Bennett (3rd Regt) Lieut Booth (2nd) Lieut Nelson (1st) Mr James & I held a meeting in the YMCA & decided the bouts for the Championships were to be only 3 rounds of 2 minutes duration

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